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GitHub is partnering with online-learning startup Udacity to offer its first nanodegrees in the Ruby programming language.
Beginning Ruby is expected to take around 2 to 3 months to complete, based on a minimum of 10 hours per week schedule, and will cost $200 per month. The two follow-up courses will cost the same, except they will take around 6 to 9 months each to complete.
The co-created courses will feature Udacity’s teachers, as well as “supplemental interviews” and additional content from GitHub’s own Ruby instructors.
While this is Udacity’s first proper foray into Ruby, fellow ed-tech startup Codecademy launched a Ruby course back in 2012, while other coder-focused learning services offer it too. But with $160 million in funding to its name, including a chunky $105 million round it closed just last month, this is a notable move by Udacity, though it may not be entirely surprising. Last month, it revealed plans to offer between 40 and 50 new courses by the end of 2016, a marked increase on the 12 it currently offers.
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